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would like to have something before us to discuss. commissioner borden: maybe we did in calendar that with the very specific pet store of legislation. i imagine that will come to the commission, some maybe that's a day to have that discussion. commissioner moore: i want to express my support for what the commissioner borden is saying. i have seen personally one of the most unusual combinations in formula banking and retail just minutes ago where you walk into a starbucks and on the other side of the starbucks, you are complemented by full set of banking services provided by wells fargo. i thought that was a little bit over the top. it speaks to some of the concerns expressed by members of the public. i think it's going a little bit too far. president olague: wanted to mention of a couple of things -- four weeks ago we had the conversation -- i think it was a follow-up meeting where people were invited and i understand there was a good discussion. is there going to be a follow-up to that? >> nothing is scheduled right now. staff is working on the housing element. once you adopt th
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. they will not follow your regular order of business. to allow us to test out this new early start -- when you talk about your rules and regulations, you changed your start time from 1:30 to 12 noon. unfortunately, all of your cases have been advertised for 1:30. we need to take care of all of the business that does not require notice prior to 1:30 so we can be legal in your the cases. with that, commissioners, the first category on this calendar is the general public comment that has a time limit of 15 minutes. members of the public may address subject matters with the jurisdiction of this commission with the exception of subject items which may not be addressed during this category. each member of the public may address this commission for up to 3 minutes, keeping in mind the entire category has a 15- minute time limit. i do not have any speaker cards. >> i'm with the council community housing organization. i know last week, the commission heard a presentation on a discussion concerning treasure island and possible replacement of the development tax increment financing commission abroad [no] indi
on the many, many contributions of african-americans in this city and how each of us has changed the gee graval and cultural landscape of this city. how fitting that we celebrate black history month today, which is also the same as lunar new year and also an opportunity -- opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this city and how happy we are to be in a city which is so inclussive. so without forth delay i would like to welcome you on behalf of mator's office of neighborhood services. mayor lee will be joining us later. with the invocations, we would like to invite pastor stacey kerns. >> good amp. let us pause for a moment to invite the presence of god. shall we pray together? god, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come, we invite your holy presence to bless this celebration of african-american history month. we give up thanks and praise for the legacy, the creativity, the genius and contributions of african-american people everywhere. we pray that you would strengthen this organization and strengthen all organizations that support telling the story of black history. and so
, fighting on the ground and western attacks from the air, and we talk to the u.s. general in charge. >>> under control. a new breed of air traffic controllers taking over with fresh questions about safety still in the air. >>> and hanging tough. brave new worries about the crippled nuclear plant, but we find survivors of the japanese disaster giving everyone a lesson in resilience. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian williams. for a seventh straight day the u.s. and its allies bombarded targets in libya, still trying to break the back of moammar gadhafi's assault on rebel-held cities. the u.s. for its part says it's prepared to take a back seat, but exactly what the ultimate goal is and even who's in charge of this operation are still somewhat ill defined tonight. nato says it plans to take full command, but is still seeking consensus on a military strategy. in a moment we'll hear from the general in charge of u.s. forces there, but first to the ground where rebels are taking their own fight
can convey a message to the american people why it is consistent with u.s. foreign policy goals? >> i do. we have to keep in mind the uprise negligent middle east - uprising in the middle east lends to developments. in the short run we can't controll the events completely. this is important in the middle east and to abanon the people of libya would have let qaddafi slaughtter his own people and put a damper on the efforts of the youngg people in the middle east and small democrats and those who want to liberalize those societies there. >> even with nato in command, are you concerned that ultimately the pressure will be on the u.s. if qaddafi fights for months? >> i am opposed to putting our own soldiers on the ground. i believe that the coalition that is in place led by nato and not the united states will find the right balance of approaches to support the people in libya and to see that there is a new regime in place and support the spirit of revolution and spirit of change and democratic societies in the middle east . so we have to watch this, and congress has a role to play in advi
obama says the u.s. is actually ratcheting down involvement in libya but, still, no plans for dealing with muammar qaddafi. >> wake up. air traffic controller falls asleep on the job. if you have not heard putting lives at risk but instead of fixing that problem the f.a.a. changes the rules and another bureaucratic coverup? we report. you decide. >>clayton: and an idea to cut the deficit. tax how far you drive. a government official thinks that should be used against you. like a little old lady would not be taxed as much as briggs. could a mileage tax be on the way? muammar qaddafi -- >>dave: i am a train guy! >> it's "fox and friends" right now. >>dave: everyone, good saturday morning, heather is here this morning with us. >> great to have you. >> >>clayton: we need a vat of coffee for heather. >>dave: this is the one person on the planet and this is late for her because she usually anchors at 4:30 in the morning, so this is sleeping in. sleeping in. >>clayton: and now, the news we are following overnight because if violence continuing to rip through the muslim world, and a number of
's in texas and says it's time to stop it. kongman, we're giving money even to the countries who hate us and also have a lot of money already, what the heck is going on? >> well, it's just nonsense. here we are, we're broke, we need to shore up social security, we need store up things we promised people that would be addressed by this government and instead, we're spending billions of dollars giving it away to countries that hate us. i've said many times, you don't have to pay people to hate you, they'll do it for free. that's what we keep doing. i've had a bill and refiling, the u.n. voting accountability bill. these nations are sovereign, they can do what they want, but if they vote against us more than half the time in the u.n., they get no financial assistance the following year and it does in the make sense. i tell you, you have he' had great guests, my friend mark levin and john bowulten, when we send money and assets to places where they hate us, there in libya, destroying obama's image in effigy, why? because we don't understand sharia law. when you kill muslims, even if they app
at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. thanks for joining us. one hour from now the disaster in japan, from the devastation and death to the severe economic impact of the quake and tsunami. that's at 7:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" begins now. >>> a change in command over coalition air strikes in libya is in the works now this hour. the terms and limits of nato's new role. what it means for the mission and for u.s. forces. libyan rebels now have a new hope of pushing back moammar gadhafi's fighters. we'll tell you about a man who sacrificed his life to help the opposition. plus, the dangers and challenges in the disaster zone of japan. brian todd has an account of the search and rescuers. and our crew, what all of them experienced in the quake and tsunami wreckage. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." [ explosion ] >>> first to a key battleground city where rebels are making headway in the battle to seize controlle from moammar gadhafi. here's cnn's arwa damon. >>
on that later in the hour. now libya, though. the top commander of the u.s. military operation in libya says nato has agreed in principle to not only take over the no-fly zone, but also the broader mission of protecting civilians. he said it's all going to happen very soon. here's what general carter hamm said today on "the situation room." >> we expect that nato will take over the no-fly zone this weekend, and then the next piece, the third and final piece, is the mission to protect civilians. nato, it's my understanding that nato has agreed to that in principle and will this command decide on the procedures and timing of accepting that mission. but i think that will probably occur in the very near future. >> ham also said that removing moammar gadhafi from power by military means is not the aim of the mission and the coalition isn't arming the opposition. but the coalition strikes on gadhafi's mechanism of power continue. authorities say coalition fighter planes took out seven libyan tanks in 24 hours. in fact, we got this video from the british ministry of defense showing british aircraft
. phoenix, arizona on our line for republicans. what should the president say on the u.s. involvement in libya on monday? caller: if he's the intelligent president i want him to tell us why we're going into libya and not the sudan and not bahrain. i think it's un:tionable to open another front when we're spending millions a day on iraq and afghanistan and 50% of our revenue goes to defense. host: the sudan would be another front, too. caller: we could help solve that with humanitarian aid. with the cost in fossil fuels, if we paid the actual cost that fossil fuels cost us, we would pay $12.50 a gallon for gasoline because these wars are about oil. what i'm saying is if he's the innocent president then why doesn't he talk about -- intelligent president why doesn't he talk about the bahrain or sudan? he's doing it for oil just like the last -- just like the iraq war. and i think we need to question why we're doing these things. if we want to help people resisting and trying for democracy, let's do that. but let's not be hidden about our agenda.
the piece. >> harris: joining us on the phone and what can you tell us is going on right now. >> reporter: hello. i just left a part of london where there have been about a few hundred people inside. it's a very pop shop that occupies part of a group called u.k. on cots. they left the shop and they proceeded to arrest and basically i.d. most of the demonstrators that are inside and they are arresting journalists. >> heather: were are there so many on the streets? >> the numbers vary but we're looking at 250,000. it's not people from london, it's people from u.k. have taken buses and trains to be in london for this day. now, with regards what has been happening all day today. there has been loads of action and great rally over in hyde park and the majority has been peaceful but scattered incidents >> heather: we see them protesting in the streets. do you think it can make a difference with the government? >> the people definitely hope it can. like in the 1980s, by highlighting what is happening in terms of healthcare and health care and police are being cut. so it makes it difficult for th
. there was a process. >> can you tell us before and after the prasad was touched? it was said earlier on that the facade that was not to be touched. >> earlier on in the project. >> any other public comment? seeing none, we will move into rebuttal. you will have three minutes. >> that is all that i can say, ladies and gentlemen. this has gone terribly confused. perhaps we could realize that we can run completely in the wrong direction. you commissioners are correct. we went over the suspension. looking at it in detail, these plans call for a suspended ceiling in the next door front. we have very little time. the respondent has not showed where this proposed garbage room is. the plans call it on the other side. this is lifted as 1 foot, 7 inches big. there are no commercial size garbage toters that would fit in there. as far as square footage, that is wrong. they are discussing the issue of square footage. if the majority of this building is to be used, it will exceed square footage. i have never complained about the gate. the gate is not beautiful. chinatown may have people that you w
communication system using sign language. third girl: well, i have been able to listen and speak, and to me, that's the greatest thing in the world. narrator: these individuals have a genetic disorder called usher syndrome. each was born with hearing loss, often complete deafness, and all have retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes slow, progressive loss of vision. the typical case, ok, is one, a son or a daughter, originally diagnosed as having a hearing loss and then eventually within several years later, usually as a preteen or teen, diagnosed with the retinitis pigmentosa, and the family is thunderstruck because there's nobody else in the family with a hearing loss. there's nobody else in the family with any kind of visual problems other than grandma, who had cataracts. so, how could this happen? narrator: paul molloy has usher syndrome. he is profoundly deaf and legally blind. he and his wife, who is also deaf, have two children who are hearing and sighted. paul lives on long island and commutes daily to manhattan, where he works at columbia university. paul learned he had usher
. a great interview. that's all for us tonight. >>> good evening, i'm eliot spitzer. welcome to the program, our regular, will cain is, here. what have you got tonight? >> the protests across the middle east is spread into syria. with the long and violent history of dealing with protesters, we'll talk about what to expect in the coming weeks. >> it is going to be ugly and violent. an extraordinary time in the middle east. >>> we begin with libya where the critical question is this -- correct checkmate or stalemate? how and why the coalition dominates the skies and how it's been employed against libyan forces. you're watching a british royal tornado bomber targeting and destroying a libyan battle tank. in a split second the tank turns into a ball of fire. this is why the obama administration hoped this campaign would be a quick checkmate and the fall of gadhafi. yet almost a week into the libyan campaign, it's increasingly looking like a drawn-out stalemate. gadhafi still shows no signs of relenting in his brutal war against his people, ignoring all calls for a cease fear. in ajdabiya and mi
explain to us today -- yesterday about nato, above and beyond the command structure issues and military operations, and did you feel today that europe is totally united as to the diplomatic and political fallout for libya? what a the next pages? >> the next page is on london -- in london. but for that summit, mr. cameron and i will probably suggest a common way forward in order to do things stage by stage. but next is the london summit on tuesday with the members of the coalition. we will talk about the next ages. >> is there going to be of franco-prussian plan? >> noaa, but the situation -- a solution cannot simply be military. it will have to be diplomatic and political, even themough goddafi's apparent ability to listen to reason made it important for us to invade militarily. >> when france internet of, it was hit with an idea of developing their defensive capabilities of your. but now all of our partners want to rush to the nato umbrella even though we have our own back garden. you feel that the defense ha principals are a long less rigid long-lost concept? >> i do not know what i h
. >> thank you, jim, for that. >>> president obama says it's not always up to the u.s. to step in when there's turmoil overseas. but in a preview to his national address on monday, the president says the current crisis in libya demands america's attention. >> the united states should not and cannot intervene every time there's a crisis somewhere in the world. but i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized, when someone like gadhafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize a national region, then it's in our national interest to act. >> nbc's mike viqueira is our national correspondent on alex. >> what prompted the president to speak out on monday? >> after criticism from the left and the right, democrats and republicans here in washington. the president is suffering from two perceptions here, alex. first, this came very suddenly. usually when americans start to see tomahawks flying off or airplanes in flight drops dropping smart bombs, it comes after weeks if not months of debate. there was no such -- there was no such action. secretary of state hillary clinton was i
. a great interview. that's all for us tonight. >> i did too. >> that's all for tonight, and matthew and his bongoes. >>> good morning. anti-government protests are growing louder across the middle east today. more change could be on the way for the region. meanwhile, the international military forces are focusing right now on libya. also an apology in japan. after more workers are exposed to potentially deadly levels of radiation. and what's being blamed for this overexposure? a communications error. all this while fears grow that one reactor at that plant could be leaking. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn start morning. hello to you all. glad you could spent some part of your saturday morning with us. i'm t.j. holmes. i do want to start now, though, in japan with the growing concern over radiation levels in the ocean water around that damaged nuclear plant. radiation levels in the air at least seem to be decreasing. paula hancock's live for us in tokyo. hello to up. what are they saying about this possible leak of one of those reaccour reactor cores. that's a key c
choice along many outstanding candidates to lead us over the next several years. >> over the past several months when this issue has come up, it had been agonizing. the board has been put into a difficult situation. there are a lot of differences of opinion on how to run the city, how to mass make a decision, who should be in place, 11 people to agree on that is a challenging thing. i think we have done the best we can do in the process, considering the difference of opinions. >> the people of san francisco can now choose their mayor, the direction they want to go. that is why this decision was so appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody into office as interim mayor in their own self-inte
us at 6. i'm maureen umeh. we're going to get to the big stories in just a moment. first, let's look outside. all clear right now and snow, yup, it's on the way. when will it start and how much can we espicture? gwen tolbert is in the weather center with the details. >> reporter: mother nature is playing tricky hands with us, maureen. we had an 80-degree day and now we're dealing with snow in the forecast and let's go to the weather map. as we look at satellite radar composite, mainly some clouds starting to roll in. the big deal is going to be with the temperatures. they're going to play a major role and the cooler air is to the north of us and that is settling in across our area before it's said and done and let's look at radar. we're going to show you the major system to the south of us. you can see where the low pressure system is and there to the south, they're dealing with severe storms right now. plenty of watches and warnings with heavy rainfall and you can see a lot of lightning in the system as well and that is that ma system moving towards our area and let's look at true v
tonight that going to church could be making us overweight. >>> and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling numbers about a new super bug now spreading. it's one of our biggest fears when a loved one goes into the hospital. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. the hardest hit city so far. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gravely ill from this new infection known a
. >> thomas roman is live in san pablo for us tonight. tomas? >> one family has left and another is packing to leave. we have had scattered showers and each family is dreading the rain. take a look. this is why. the backyards of three homes are sliding into three homes downhill, and so far neither the city nor their insurance companies are offering any help. >> i will not stay here tonight. >> barbara scott has lived in her home since 1972. rain started on sunday, but today she fears she might lose her home. >> scared, worried. this is home. you look around and you say it is a possibility that i can actually lose my home. >> she's afraid if the deck goes, so goes the home. the structural engineer examined the damage to the three homes and then red taged her home. she is leaving tonight to stay with her twin sister in hercules. the city suggested that they put a tarp over the hillside. but a nephew is taking the tarp off saying it is useless. >> whatever the city is going to do, they will do. >> reporter: so far the city hasn't been able to do anything. they say the houses are not on city pr
going. louis barajas thank you very much. send us an e-mail to your bottom line. you can find me on facebook and twitter @christineromans. we want to hear what's driving your family dynamic. back now to cnn saturday for other stories making news. >>> good morning. rebel forces are making critical gains in libya today. and they're giving credit to american and coalition war planes. meanwhile, president obama is preparing his own take on the u.s. role in the war. >>> also this morning, new fears in japan as radiation levels reach stunning new heights, and the air around the damaged nuclear plant is no longer the worry. rather, it's the water. >>> also something we're keeping an eye on right now in great britain. budget cuts are coming at a high cost for british leaders. protesters on the streets this morning clashing with police officers over proposed austerity measures. we'll have the latest from there. again, this is happening right now. from the cnn center, this is your cnn start morning for this march the 26th. i'm t.j. holmes. we do want to start with a new and disturbing inci
is the cultural art director. tell us what moad's mission is. what does it do? >> the museum of the african diaspora showcases the history, art, and cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of africans throughout the world. we do that through compelling and innovative exhibitions, public programs, and education programs. our goal is to celebrate and present for appreciation to our broad and diverse public the controversial energy contributions of people of african descent to world culture in all aspects in all areas, including politics, culture, economics, education, just in all aspects of cultural forms of expression. >> one of the fascinating things since 2005 when the museum was established, is that it has become clear from science that all of humanity originates in africa. how does that influence the education programs or presentation here at moad? >> obviously, being able to attenuate that, and there is a sign at the door that says, "when did you know that you were african?" our point is that we share a common dna, and it connects us on a number of different levels. this inst
. violence rips law the middle east and the arab world. and now the u.s. is handed over control of the no-fly zone to nato but the u.s. military is still deeply involved. so what is going on? a live report moments away. and a muslim teacher asks for three weeks off to go on a pilgrimage and the school says "no way," she did not work there long enough and the department of justice is suing the school. what is up with that? >> states want to tax big corporations to fix their deficit instead of changing policy so now one big company, caterpillar, employs thousands of people, is ready to flee illinois. could this happen in your state? we continue right now with "fox and friends" this morning. >> welcome, everyone. you are watching "fox and friends" today. >> welcome to "fox and friends" on saturday morning. thank you for waking up with us. that is dave briggs and heather is here and i am clayton. >> lots going on today. >>dave: we start with new developments in libya where rebels have retaken the key town of ajdabiya after a fierce battle with muammar qaddafi forces and rick is live inside th
. >> i would like some time to deal with this. i think after may 25th is acceptable for us. i would like to have someone there personally. >> we will not have a full board. we can go to may 25th. >> is anything that needs to go forward that we're not thinking about? >> if the permit was to be released, we would get a -- >> this does not affect the ongoing operation of this building? it does not affect the cooking school? >> we should add project sponsor. does this create a hardship? >> it surely does. we are very limited in space as it is. i don't think it will take us very long to work out our differences, i really don't. this is minor. it is getting back to the agenda which is important. >> the specific point that you just raise has to do with the actions or lack of actions having to do with upholding or lifting the suspension or aspects of the permit that is yet to come before us. >> if we can uphold the department's permit, we are glad to work with you. >> we have no problem. >> if we was up holding -- if we were delaying the suspension, i can guarantee you i would willing to bet a v
people about the u.s. role in libya, our sandra endo has the latest. >> reporter: the president is expected to layout the objective in libya. that speech is set for monday night. he continues to defend his decision in the conflict. in the weekly radio address, the president touted the successes of the efforts so far saying that u.s. and coalition forces have successfully knocked down moammar gadhafi's defense mechani mechanisms. the president says the u.s. had to get involved in order to save lives. >> the united states should not and cannot intervene every time there is a crisis somewhere in the world. i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized. when someone like moammar gadhafi threatened a blood bath to destabilize an entire region and the entire international community is coming together to save thousands of lives, it is in our national interest to act. >> reporter: the president is facing criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say there is a lack of congressional involvement in libya. president obama yesterday held a conference call with le
and former u.s. ambassador bolten why the arab nations should be be paying for this. and n.a.t.o. leaders missing in action and john hunt, sr., and alan simpson why he he may have to go begging to china for dough. or we will, and that's not good. and the company behind all of those f-16's, former lockheed martin ceo says that air power alone will not win this thing. first, the very latest headlines for you, rebel leadners libya now say the strategic eastern oil town of ebadia is now 100% in the hands of rebel forces and destroying an artillery battery and armored vehicles and the president in a warm-up to the big libyan speech planned for monday night, saying today, countless eyes and destroying gaddafi's air defenses and the president saying that we're succeeding in our mission and democrats and republicans unclear what the mission is. and protests continuing in syria and thousands demonstrates near damascus at the same time and the human rights group reporting 70 political prisoners and stocks in saudi arabia, more than 2% today. that's right, the market was over there. one the view on
this will play out in the next 48 hours coming up. >> and remember you can track storms using our interactive radar. go to our web site at www.wbaltv.com. there is a link at the top of the home page. >> attacked by a man sworn to protect him. this morning we're hearing from the alleged victim of an attack by his f.o.p. president. >> he allegedly punched a commercial sedan driver. >> it was business as usual for -- he waited while sean went inside to get money to pay for him. while he waited, off-duty police officer cole westin walked up to the car. westin who is president of the county police union appeared agitated. >> after he saw my passenger, he said, are you supposed to be in this area. i said, what's going on? >> according to the police report, westin cursed at him and hit the roof of his car. >> he is going like this. after the punching, he goes back, and putting the gun to my face. i'm honest with you, i peed my pants. i'm very scared. i'm almost heart attack. >> two people called 911, including westin. according to police report 911 advised westin sounded intoxicated. his police pow
civilians." 10 security councilmembers voted yes on the resolution. u.s., u.k., france, bosnia- herzegovina, columbia, garr bon, lebanon, nigeria, portugal, south africa. five members abstained -- russia, china, germany, brazil, india. the 10 votes was just one more than the nine needed for passage. and it did not include input from the 192-member united nations general assembly. but international support for the no-fly zone is now waning. the libyan government is alleging that coalition bombings have killed many civilians. doctors on the ground say over 100 civilians have died. military deaths not included. the 22-member arab league this week accused the u.s. and the coalition of ignoring the u.n. >> as far as we're concerned the arab league, we requested the security council to establish a no-fly zone in order to protect the civilians, in addition to safe areas for the civilians to sit in without attacks on them. >> brazil, russia, india and china, the bric nations, are all calling for an immediate cessation of the no-fly zone. u.s. defense secretary robert gates says it's gaddafi that is
bring lung cancer, experts tell us, which is why tonight's news from japan is more tire than any since the mop administer quake and tsunami there. authorities suspect a large crack has formed in the core container of a reactor at fukushima. meaning that highly radioactive material, uranium and plutonium, is exposed and potentially spreading through air and water. here now is david wright with the latest. >> reporter: this was the news everyone here has been dreading for two weeks now, since the nuclear crisis began. a suspected breach of the reactor core. today, the prime minister himself called the situation grave and serious. "we need to be extremely vigila vigilant," he said, adding darkly, "this is not a time for optimism." >> think of the little dutch boy putting his finger in this crack and this crack. suddenly, a huge crack begins to open up. >> reporter: the canaries in the react wear the engineers who bravely put their lives on the line to get the cooling system running again. several of them were dragging a power cable in reactor number three when they stepped in a puddle and
near me. i am greg gutfeld and i will see you soon. the u.s. and its allies continue attacks on government forces. the lawmakers here wonder what is the end game? this is as uprising spread to other nations raising bigger questions about the region. group of g.o.p. presidential hopefuls head to iowa. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm jim angele in for bret baier. african countries are calling for transition to lead to the democratic connections in libya. libyan government delegation is meeting in ethiopia with five african heads of state who want a roadmap for political reform there. political leaders don't have representative at the meeting. coalition forces continue to pound those loyal to gaddafi. the national correspondent jennifer griffin explains why cit exit is likely not in cards. >> good evening. on day seven of the operation over libya, command of the operation still in question and not likely to be settled before sunday at the earliest. >> a transition process that will take through the weekend, more allied pilots begone taking the l
to be vegan. >> it just uses less water to be vegan. it uses less land -- all of which is sort of being depleted by our current system of agriculture. >> reporter: vegans don't eat any animal products. they also don't use anything made from animals like leather shoes or bags. >> being a vegan is like actively taking a more gentle footstep on the earth. >> reporter: shannon algiere is a grower at stone barns center for food and agriculture. the farm doesn't use pesticides or other chemicals and everything used for growing, including water, is recycled. emili became vegan after volunteering here. this is where she often buys vegetables for her meals. >> hey, how are you? >> i'm good. how are you. ? i'd like some scapes. >> reporter: by the way -- scapes are the stalks of garlic plants. while kinder to the earth, being vegan and even vegetarian is risky, especially when you're a teen. anne fletcher is a dietician and the author of weight loss confidential." she says anyone considering changing their diet, should make an important step first. >> the best thing for them to do is to go see a
nic robertson joins us now to explain. >> reporter: well, the lady came into the hotel this morning. she was screaming, she was a middle-aged woman, seemed fairly respectable, and she tried to tell journalists her story. she said she had been taken by government gunmen at a checkpoint east of the city, detained against her will for two days. she had been bound, she had been beaten and raped. the injuries that we could see about her, the rope burns on her wrists, her ankles, the bruises on her thighs, bruises on her face seemed to corroborate what she was telling. she barely began telling her story and government officials jumped in, even one of them branding a pistol. jumped in, man handled her away. jumped then on the journalists, beating, kicking, punching them. even taking cnn's camera away. it didn't just get broken in the scuffle, cnn's camera was taken away, systematically smashed by a government official in the corner of the restaurant here in the hotel. our video taken away. later officials put a bag over her head as they tried to take her away and she was led away from the
in prison. >> the continuations of the policies the u.s. government has been using at guantanamo bay and other such sites and past has now come to american citizens. >> for an innovation in libya with the french philosopher who urged president sarkozy to take action there. and the editor of a pan arab newspaper. ♪ >> hello. at least 20 people have been killed in recent weeks as bahrain's sunni rulers backed by saudi led military force and to crush a month-long uprising by the tiny island kingdom's chez at -- shiite majority. the u.n. human rights organization set up to 100 people have been reported missing since the government began cracking down on the protests. before those protests even began, we were investigating the regime's attempt to stifle the opposition. here is his assessment of the current standoff. >> after four weeks of protests, on march 16, the baring police and army cleared the square. five protesters are dead. an estimated 100 missing. some arrested, some in hiding, fearing for their lives. there is a climate of fear across the shia community. since march 16 in th
, a former nato ambassador said, we need the u.s. to come back in because you guys have more money, you have more of this weaponry and pleaps sitting there already paid for. that's probably where the biggest crunch will come. gwen: we'll be watching for all of this. i get the feeling we'll be talking about libya and syria and yemen for the next several weeks. thank you all very much. the conversation ends here, but it continues online. check out the "washington week" webcast extra for more. really good stuff. you can find us at pbs.org. and keep up with daily developments over at the pbs "newshour," on air and online. well see you right here, around the table, next week on "washington week." good night. gwen: down load our weekly podcast and take us with you. it's the "washington week" podcast at "washington week" online at pbs.org. >> funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> this rock has never stood still. since 1875, we've been there for our clients through good times and bad. when their needs changed, we were there to meet them. through the years, from insurance to investment m
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
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for much . mariah will be keeping us updated. her name geraldine ferraro. she accepted the nomination for vice-president and declared america as a land where dreams come true for awful us. geraldine ferraro has died. we look back at her life and also true tonight on the fox report. also on the fox report. depun fire piercing the libyan sky but this time in celebration after libyan rebels retake the city from qaddafi foreses . now allied fighter jets provide a game changing boost the commander-in-chief prepares to address the nation. >> our message is clearr qaddafi's attacks on civiliance must stop. tonight a report from tripoli and washington. plus, did newt gingrich drop a bomb shell? he is in the state that make or break presidential ambition. we are live in iowa . he feared he would be gunned down just as brut yawlly as the officer he murdered but the suspected cop killer had the upper hand. >> he had hostages and if we didn't meet his demands his life would be in danger. what the police did to guarantee lives wouldn't be lost. >> she changed history. she was the first woman to ru
smith is with the city of pleasanton is is live with us tonight. are you there? >> yes. i'm here. >> how big of a challenge is this going to be to fix given saturation in the soil? is that just complicating it? >> it's causing problems for us. you saw from the chopper the hill started to slide and more it rains, more difficult it makes for us to affect repairs. we have crews up there now, if it continues to rain, this may extend the process. >> daniel, does this mean people are not to drink any water? >> we've talked with the health department and have tested it. it hasn't been deemed unsafe but we're recommending they don't drink it and use bottled water. and we don't recommend they drink it good to know, thank you very much. crews are on this as quickly as they can be. daniel smith with the director of operations services, thank you. >> thank you. >> and capitola is dealing with a major down pour causing millions of dollars in damages. >>> shop owners were grateful for the break in the rain. damage is so extensive, many businesses are just closed. one business owner says downtown capit
bit of snow. how much is a little? we will talk about that. >> thank you. you can track storms using our interactive radar. just go to our web site, wbaltv.com. >> attacked by a man sworn to protect him. we are hearing from the alleged victim of baltimore county's fop president. >> cole weston remains on the job, and no charges have been charged despite the fact that he allegedly punched a driver and pointed a gun. sheldon dutes has more. >> it was business as usual for housing to posh -- 4 hosseim taranpisheh. >> he came into my car. my passenger is coming, too. >> cole weston, president of the county's police union, appeared to be a grit. >> my customer set what is going on? >> according to the police report, cole weston cursed at her son's turn the ship. -- hosseim taranpisheh it. >> he pointed a gun to my face. i almost pissed my pants. i was very scared. >> at least two people called 911. cole weston's police powers have not been suspended. criminal charges need to be filed. cole weston denied wrongdoing, but hosseim taranpisheh said he is shocked that >> is very funny for me. p
to you at home for staying with us for the next hour as well. the u.s. handed over military operations in libya to nato today, sort of. the president of yemen offered to step down today, sort of. the government of canada was toled today, srt f, and pastte ecuin much larger area around the busted nuclear reactors today, sort of. it was a day of huge headlines, with equally huge devils in the details of all of these big stories. but we're going to start with u.s. politics, where we don't really do details. we tend to like things blunt and simple. case in point. there is a magic word in washington politics. the well earned common wisdom about this word is that if you attach this special magic word to a proposal to something the government could spend money on, doesn't matter how bad an idea it is, how many smart people think it is a stupid thing, if it has this magic word attached to it, it becomes politically invincible, can't be killed. the magic word is defense. and it is well earned common wisdom in washington that any spending that is labeled "defense" is pretty much untouchable spen
for 500 years, this man told us -- he's worried. yes, he told us, we are very much concerned about it. and we hope things will settle down as soon as possible. the government wants more and better information from the power company. in fact, a special adviser to the prime minister of japan was appointed today to try to make that happen. it seems even the government here is having a hard time getting to the truth of exactly what's going on with those reactors. dan? >> incredible amount of confusion, still this morning. neal karlinsky reporting from japan. we appreciate it. >>> for more on what this means and how serious it is for people in japan, let's bring in physicist michio kaku in berkeley this morning. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> no problem. >> when we hear about the apology, the rather extraordinary apology from power officials, what is your take on that? >> i think that, if i had the ear of the prime minister, instead of accepting the apology, i would simply remove the utility entirely from leadership of this crisis. and instead, bring in a top team of the world
process what the doctors are telling us. >> and this one is from japan. >> reporter: experts say mei le and others don't need to worry right now. ted rowlands, cnn, los angeles. >>> now at the top of the hour, here are the stories we are following for you. the political trailblazer geraldine ferraro has died. she was the first female vice presidential candidate of a major political party. ferraro was 75. >>> rebel forces in libya say they now control an important city close to the oilfield. people celebrated on burned out tanks and damage left by several days of coalition air strikes. the deputy foreign ministry told why troops pulled back. >> the last two days, with the so-called coalition, you call it the crusader. they were at fault for the attack on the libyan forces and the civilians and nearby. the coalition forces was derelict. they were heavily at fault. that is why the libyan armed forces decided to leave libya early this morning. >> president barack obama plans to talk about libya in a televised address monday night. the live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> on t
when writing to us. beautiful day down here in palm beach, florida. we are doing a benefit tonight for crime victims. thanks for watching. the spin stops right here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> sean: confusion remains over who is in over the libyan operation. charles krauthammer is here. >> unrest in the mideast spreading through syria. fears grow saudi arabia could be next. >> bolster frank luntz joins us to break down the anointed one's doublespeak on the conflict in libya. homeland security secretary napolitano says border security is better than ever. oh really? our cameras were there. you won't believe what we saw. we are on the road to 2012, hannity starts right here, right now. if you want to know what a war conducted from the ivory tower of the ivy league looks like. it took 31 days of hand-wringing to cobble together authorization of force in libya. it doesn't seem that resolution is worth the price of paper it was principled on there. is little agreement over allied force. britain said nato. france wanted to take the reins itself. germany oppose both
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